Picture: by A.W. (10) for A2B
Working Parents on Business Trip – There Is Always a Solution
A Report by Family Walker from Munich.
My husband and I are self-employed and sometimes our job requires business travel. It can happen that we are on a business trip at the same time. Because our youngest daughter is only 10 years old, we mostly do only day trips, i.e. we catch an early flight and be back in the evening. Usually the care of our daughter is always well organized with the help of grandma and friends. But last time it should be something different. My husband had to leave the day before. I had to take the first flight in the morning to be able to arrive in time for the appointment, and I returned later that evening. For me, it was at 04:30AM to leave the house. Consequently, we had to arrange a care for our daughter.
Our daughter could stay overnight with friends who live across the street. But there was a problem! Our daughter’s new school is not nearby, and we drive her every day. She does not dare to travel long distances on the S-Bahn alone (we do not want it either because it’s the main train station district. No, we are not helicopter parents!). Our friends could not drive our daughter and grandma does not have a driver’s license. I asked myself, “Should we maybe organize a taxi for her?” I did not like the idea. Is there a better alternative? That’s when A2B | mobility in motion came to my mind.
I have been booking the chauffeur service for our business customers for many years and have already used the transfer service myself. For me, there is no chauffeur service that offers more safety and quality. Mrs. Richartz and her staff have my fullest confidence. So, I contacted Mrs. Richartz to find out if we could book a chauffeur service for our daughter at A2B. Mrs. Richartz explains that this is not a problem at all and that our daughter is in good hands with A2B. She is a mother herself and can empathize well with my situation – that gave me the certainty of making the right decision.
Mrs. Richartz explained that the chauffeur will pick up our daughter from our friend’s house and bring her to school punctually. After school, the young lady again enjoys the chauffeur service, with which she is safely and reliably driven home. So that the little girl is also sure that it is the real driver, a password is agreed, which is called at the pickup from school. The chauffeur has the phone numbers of the friends and grandma for all cases. I will be informed by e-mail about the status of the rides. A child-safe chauffeur service.
And so, it was. The transfer of our daughter was without any problems and I was informed by e-mail about the entire course of the trips (your daughter was picked up at …, dropped off at the school, picked up from school, arrived at home). That was a very good feeling and mom was calm all-day long.
It was a great and positive experience for our daughter.
Many thanks and a big compliment to Mrs. Richartz and the entire A2B | mobility in motion Team!
The Walker Family